Sweets + Desserts

Vanilla Chai Spice Pudding

Vanilla Chai Spice Pudding

This recipe is part of my April Times Union story. Read it all here. My mother taught me how to love and appreciate all tea. I have sweet memories of barely warm chamomile tea made the way I liked it: with plenty of milk and sugar, served by my mom. […]

Recipes for Crepes with Nutella and fruit

Stacked Crepes with Nutella and Fruit

This is part of my March 2022 TU story. Read it all here. Would it be strange to pack a crepe pan among the twin sheets and towels bound for the dorm? I have never known a child or adult to not adore crepes, and knowing how to make them […]

Cozy food for the weekend

Peanut Butter Bread With Salted Chocolate Ganache

Part of my Tines Union story, February 2022. See it here, or read below. Weekends call for a pan filled with a homemade something, a well-deserved treat for the week, a job well done. Enter the peanut butter loaf cake. Easy to make, filled with simple ingredients and flavors that […]

Crumbly Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Crumble Muffins

Here’s another recipe that was part of my January story, all about keeping teenagers from ordering too much take out. Read the whole column here. And, here’s the rest of the recipes: Middle Eastern Spiced Steak Wraps and Cous Cous Salad with Pickled Onions. Elliot, and everyone in our house, […]

Cocoa Spice Pumpkin Pie

Cocoa Spice Pumpkin Pie

From my November 2021 Times Union story, Thanksgiving Traditions and the Foods to Match. The pie I’ll make this year is a shake up of old traditions. Everyone in our house loves pumpkin pie, and it must be part of the dessert table, but why not change it up? In […]

Caroline Barrett Cocoa Spice Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving Traditions, and the Foods to Match

Here’s my Times Union column for November. Read it here, or see below. The recipes to go along with it are Cocoa Spice Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Sweet Potato Soup and Roasted Root Vegetable Salad with Crispy Capers. Thanksgiving, we know, is a holiday made of food and family and doing […]